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Shortcut to Kill the Mozilla Firefox process

By | 10th September, 2010 | 0 Comments

If you  are running Firefox then you must have gone through this ordeal that you close Firefox but it doesn’t really close and it keeps hogging up the memory. Or if you want to open up the Firefox browser again then  you get a error saying “Firefox is already running“.

The fix to this is to kill the firefox process from task manager. But here’s a simple trick that will enable to do this with a single click. We will be going to create a simple shortcut that kills the process automatically for us.  And it take much less time as well.

Firstly we’ll have to create a new shortcut, you can do this with right click and under “New” you’ll find “Shortcut“.

select-new-shortcut

On a “Create Shortcut” window enter this taskkill /im firefox.exe /f like this.

create-shortcut-window-kill-firefox

Then Name your shortcut to what you want like “Kill Firefox” or “End Firefox“, it just can be anything you like Then Click Finish.

change-shortcut-icon

Then you’ll have shortcut to kill firefox. Double click anytime when you need to force close Firefox to end it or to reopen it.  By default it will have a simple icon but you can change the icon by checking the icons properties and under Shortcut tab and Click “Change Icon“.

That’ll be it.

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